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Harry and Mickey Cohen Correspondence Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Harry and Mickey Cohen Correspondence Collection, 1954-1969Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1962-1964

ID: URB/HMC

Primary Creator: Cohen, Mickey (1914-1976)

Extent: 0.21 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 11/00/2011

Forms of Material: Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

The Harry and Mickey Cohen Correspondence Collection consist of personal correspondence primarily between one of the Cohen brothers and newspaper woman Agness Underwood during the period of Mickey Cohen's last prison term in the 1960s.

Biographical Note

Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen was an American gangster working primarily out of Los Angeles, CA after stints in Cleveland, New York, and Chicago, where he worked in Al Capone's organization. In Los Angeles Cohen worked for Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel until his 1947 death at which time Mickey took over. Cohen served in Alcatraz and later the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary (for tax evasion, 1951 and again in 1961) where another inmate made an attempt on his life with a blow to the head from a lead pipe.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Harry and Mickey Cohen Correspondence Collection consist of personal correspondence primarily between one of the Cohen brothers and newspaper woman Agness Underwood during the period of Mickey Cohen's last prison term in the 1960s. Much of the correspondence deals with Harry’s attempt to obtain a medical parole for his brother. Materials are arranged by correspondent and date.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: April Feldman, 2016


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Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Cohen, Harry to Agness Underwood, 1962-1963Save to your list.
Folder 2: Cohen, Harry to Agness Underwood, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 3: Cohen, Mickey to George E. Sokolsky, 1957 June 10Save to your list.
Folder 4: Cohen, Mickey to Agness Underwood, 1954 March 18Save to your list.
Folder 5: Cohen, Mickey to Agness Underwood, 1963 December 25Save to your list.
Folder 6: Cohen, Mickey to Agness Underwood, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 7: Cohen, Mickey to Agness Underwood, 1969 April 8Save to your list.
Folder 8: Cohen, Mickey to Agness Underwood, 1964 August 6Save to your list.
Folder 9: Downing, Lyle to Foster Goss, 1964 September 28Save to your list.
Folder 10: Hagen-Cohen, Sandy to Agness Underwood, January-March 1964Save to your list.


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